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Stanley Yang Shaw, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-724-6750
Department of Medicine


  • Heart Center
  • Non-invasive Cardiology
  • General Clinical Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease Program
Clinical Interests
Cardiovascular genetics
Inherited cardiovascular syndromes
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
PhD, Harvard University
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Shaw primarily sees adult patients referred for evaluation of genetic, inherited causes of cardiovascular disease.

He received his A.B. in Chemistry and Physics summacum laude from Harvard College, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D.(Biophysics) from Harvard University. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a principal investigator in the Center for Systems Biology at MGH, where he directs a research group and is Co-Director of Chemical Biology.  He is also a faculty member in the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center, an associate faculty member in the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research, and an associate researcher at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

ResearchDr. Shaw's laboratoryseeks to develop new approaches to phenotype or classify patients at thecellular level, and correlate these phenotypes with their geneticsusceptibility to disease.  These goalsare pursued using a variety of approaches, including targeted nanoparticles formolecular imaging, phenotyping of patient-derived cells, high-throughput screening of drugs and chemicals, and extracting phenotypes from electronic medical records (EMR) usingnatural language processing. The ultimate objective is to incorporate novelphenotypes into patient-oriented studies, andexplore their utility in improving the classification, diagnosis and riskstratification of patients.

Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-6750
Fax: 617-724-6767